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In many women's lives there comes a time when getting a job outside the home becomes an option because the kids are all in school full time or perhaps they're off to college and the extra funds would really help pay for their higher education. If you've spent the last number of years as a full-time homemaker you may begin to doubt that you have acquired any marketable skills at all.

Don't give up before you've even explored the possibilities.  You may need to be reassured that you may have a wealth of experience hidden in all that volunteer work you've done all these years.  Just because you didn't get a paycheck for this work you, no doubt, have learned a lot.  But what might they be?

Well, for one, you tend to mature with age and the interaction offered through PTA and church involvement.  The mere fact that your children are grown or nearly grown offers employees a sense of stability that you have learned how to serve and you probably have a different work ethic than younger gals you may apply.

A good place to begin is by listing all the things you can offer an employer.  Get specific as you formulate this inventory.   Chairing large events like fundraisers for 300 normally involves recruiting help, dealing with vendors, planning publicity, record keeping, managing people to get the job done.  All these add up to organizational skills.  

Have you been called upon to write up a press release or compose business letters?  List responsibilities at church like budget and program planning - these are valuable skills to an employer.  Were you ever offered special training for your volunteer work?  List it.  How about being a Scout leader, Sunday school teacher, "counselor" at a crisis center? These are all indicators of leadership skills.  Add specific tasks such as general office work, operating of any equipment, processing queries or complaints.

The most important key may be your overall attitude.  Being willing to learn anything necessary is very appealing to an employer. 

Don't underestimate yourself.  You can do this!

posted on: 10/27/2009 12:00:00 PM by Judy Warmington
category: The Mental Side

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